Addressing REDD+ through Landscape-Scale Sustainable Commodity Production Models
As of: May 2018
Objective and activities
In collaboration with partners in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ghana and Peru, VCS proposes to develop and implement the Landscape Standard (LS) to assess results and mobilize private-sector investment in low-carbon, zero-deforestation commodity production, and complement public funding and government-led REDD+ strategies. LS will focus on a small number of high-value metrics (eg, GHG emissions, deforestation, biodiversity, water availability, adaptation, livelihoods and productivity) for which there is concrete demand and finance. Country partners will apply LS in model production landscapes (ie, large areas defined by administrative or productive characteristics) to monitor and assess the broad social and environmental outcomes of sustainable production efforts. Government, producer and civil society actors will come together to drive sustainability performance across these landscapes, which will be linked through LS to transformational incentives and finance.